The LGTBI cinema of the 2019

The best proposals in LGTBI cinema that will reach our screens throughout the 2019

GAYLES.TV.- The 2018 has set the bar very high in terms of LGTBI-themed cinema: films like "Call me by your name" or the Oscar-winning Chilean film "A fantastic woman" they are just the tip of the iceberg of LGTBI's abundant film production.

But the 2019 does not shrink and promises to give many satisfactions both in quality and in the variety of proposals that strive from the screens to contribute to the fight against inequalities and stereotypes.

We tried to pick up some of the main films here without knowing if they would reach the big distributors, let's hope so. In any case serve as a guide to situate ourselves in the news that are arriving.

"The Favorite" directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and set in the early eighteenth century in the period of Anne of Britain, the last British sovereign of the house of the Stuarts. Starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, is about the love triangle that is established between a weak queen, her close friend and a new servant. Exalted by the critics, it points as one of the most outstanding premieres of the year.

One of the most original novelties comes to us in an animated film format. After the success of the series "Yuri! on ice " the filmmaker's awaited film arrives Sayo Yamamoto "Yuri! On ice: ice adolescence ". The film tells the story of Yuri Katsuki, a professional skater who after failing in the Grand Prix decides to retire. Until he receives the proposal of his idol, Victor Nikiforov to become his coach.

Elisa and Marcela

"Girl" maybe it is one of the most anticipated releases and about which more is being talked about. This same week on we published the article "'Girl', the film of a trans dancer charged with controversy" that you can recover here. Directed by Lukas Dhont who also wrote the script next to Angelo Tijssens, the film tells the story of Lara, a young transgender woman who dreams of becoming a dancer.

"Sauvage" It is one of the most radical films that we will be able to see this year, at least in relation to the realism of its sexual scenes. Magazine "Variety" has rated the director's debut, Camille Vidal-NaquetAs "Direct, impressive and wild. A powerful portrait about a gay sex worker ". Felix Maritaud plays Leo, the young protagonist of 22 who prostitutes herself in the streets of Paris while waiting to find the love of her life.

Under the baton of Isabel Coixet the story of "Elisa and Marcela", a Spanish film set in 1885 that tells us the relationship between two teachers at the end of the 19th century. Based on real events. Coixet tells us the story of Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sánchez Loriga who were married by the 8 Church in June of 1901. It was the first marriage between people of the same sex in Spain, and the only one officiated by the Church. To achieve this, Elisa had to pose as a man, with the name of Mario Sánchez, to deceive the parish priest of Dumbría (A Coruña).

An original proposal is that of the film "Can you ever forgive me?" directed by another woman, Marielle Heller, and starring Melissa McCarthy who plays lesbian biographer Lee Israel, who tries to resurrect her career as a writer by falsifying letters from deceased authors and dramatists.

And we end with a prison drama: "Prince" of the Argentine director Sebastián Muñoz. Set in the decade of the 70 part of a crime that takes the protagonist to prison where he will get in touch with a famous gangster through which he will discover the inalienable need of the human being to love and be loved.

The controversy about whether a genre or a theme should be considered referring to a cinema that deals with issues that affect homosexual or transsexual people basically reminds us of the theme of the environment bars. Hopefully one day we should not take into account this kind of classification, space, scope, that day we will have overcome all types of discriminatory barriers, but today seems to remain a utopia.


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